Archive for January, 2013

Why watch football?

January 14, 2013
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Why watch football?

  After spending a weekend of watching game upon game of professional divisional playoff football, I asked myself this one simple question: why watch? Why watch 200 or 300 pound grown men hit each other for three hours? This question has come up many times, and I am going to take the best stab...
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The Bottle Ban: How does it affect CCHS?

January 14, 2013
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The Bottle Ban: How does it affect CCHS?

If you haven’t heard about the bottle ban, please contact us and tell us what it’s like living under a rock.  The ban on single-serving plastic water bottles went into effect on January 1, 2013. The ban was affirmed in a town meeting last April, mostly because of the work of activist Jean Hill,...
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CCHS boys hockey starts out strong

January 7, 2013
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The Concord-Carlisle boys hockey team is looking to bounce back this year, after a heartbreaking and challenging 2011-2012 season. The team has been working hard at practice to improve their game- as senior Captain Patrick McCauley says, the boys are “ready to go,” equipped with both great chemistry and hardworking, talented players. Captain Brendan...
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Do students work?

January 7, 2013
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Do students work?

In the news today, we are faced with the seemingly unmovable burden of unemployment in our country.  A constant barrage of charts, numbers and political statements makes this vastly complicated problem even more obscure.  Therefore, this week I decided to try to comprehend this problem, but on a much more relevant scale. I localized...
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Les Miserables

January 7, 2013
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Les Miserables

Watching Les Miserables was a challenging experience for me, because, well, I am naturally a very critical person, and I struggled to find a flaw in the movie.  This slightly annoys me, for I am forced to admit that it was, without a doubt, one of the best movies I have ever seen.  Though panned...
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The Health Nut: How to combat stress

January 7, 2013
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The Health Nut: How to combat stress

Do you have a test tomorrow? Or a big project due soon that you haven’t even touched? Oh, and we can’t forget about midterms! No pressure. Many high school students are under a lot of pressure to do well in school and as a result they can be tired, anxious, and irritable. This stress...
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Updated building plan for a new CC

January 7, 2013
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Updated building plan for a new CC

  In November of 2011, a 92.5 million dollar plan for a new high school was approved. It has now been more than a year since that date. During this time, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) suspended their 28.7 million dollar funding due to a dispute regarding the process of implementing the plan....
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